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Volkswagen and US govt agree on diesel buyback deal, "substantial compensation"
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Volkswagen and US govt agree on diesel buyback deal, "substantial compensation"

Volkswagen and the US government have reportedly reached a tentative deal regarding some of the cars affected by the dieselgate emissions testing scandal. Just as we were going to press, San Francisco district judge Charles Breyer has confirmed that the two parties have reached a provisional agreement. For the roughly 480,000 EA189 2...


2013 Fiat Scudo van recalled for brake discs, wiper motor
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2013 Fiat Scudo van recalled for brake discs, wiper motor

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled 40 examples of its Scudo van after it was reported that the affected vehicles may have been fitted with “non-conforming” front brake discs. It’s reported that the defect may result in an accident, posing a risk of injury to occupants and other road users...


2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo pricing and specifications
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2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo pricing and specifications

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo launches this week, introducing Australians to the company’s brand new BoosterJet petrol engine. Neatly replacing the defunct Vitara RT-X at the top of the range, the Suzuki Vitara S Turbo gets a new 103kW/220Nm 1.4-litre direct-injected turbo engine with 17kW/64Nm more than the non-turbo 1.6 still powering the base Vitara RT-S...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok sketches revealed
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok sketches revealed

The first sketches of the facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Amarok utility have been released, with the German brand claiming the update has seen the "premium pick-up given the latest Volkswagen design"...


2017 Honda CR-V spied testing
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2017 Honda CR-V spied testing

The new 2017 Honda CR-V has been spied testing in the US this week, some four years since the debut of the current fourth-generation model. Spied in a surprisingly light layer of camouflage, this final-body prototype of the new 2017 CR-V reveals more than a few key details about its styling...


2015-2016 Volkswagen Jetta recalled for brake issue
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2015-2016 Volkswagen Jetta recalled for brake issue

Volkswagen has issued a recall notice for 266 of its Jetta sedans, due to a fault with the braking system’s vacuum pump. Affecting Jettas fitted with the 2.0-litre petrol engine, the German car maker reports that a drive cam within the vacuum pump may break, causing a loss of vacuum assistance when applying the vehicle’s brakes...


Kia Soul, Rondo will avoid the axe
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Kia Soul, Rondo will avoid the axe

Kia Australia insists two of its slowest-selling models, the Rondo MPV and Soul hatch, are firmly part of its local range for the foreseeable future. The Korean company has been pruning back its line-up of late, ditching the slow-selling Pro_Cee’d GT hot hatch late last year and the Cerato Koup range earlier this month on account of meagre sales, though it says it will launch a 'GTi' version of the next-generation 2018 Cerato five-door to offset this, eventually...


Kia Australia wants vans and trucks again
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Kia Australia wants vans and trucks again

Kia Australia would jump at the chance to sell a light commercial range like it used to, but says there’s currently just no suitable product to choose from. Kia has previously sold a couple of work vehicles in Australia, most notably the cut-price Pregio van, which sold between 2002 and 2006, and was at times the second most popular van on sale after the Toyota HiAce...


Acura CDX compact SUV revealed ahead of Beijing motor show
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Acura CDX compact SUV revealed ahead of Beijing motor show

Images of a new compact SUV expected to be known as the Acura CDX, have surfaced online ahead of a planned Beijing motor show unveiling this week. The so-called CDX takes a number of its styling cues from the recently-facelifted Acura MDX, showing a similar swooping roofline and the distinctive diamond grille that was designed for the MDX to introduce a much more sporty and aggressive demeanor...


2016 Range Rover Evoque Ember coming to Australia, bigger screen joins range
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2016 Range Rover Evoque Ember coming to Australia, bigger screen joins range

The local 2016 Range Rover Evoque range will get an extra-special ‘Ember’ edition later this year, priced from $93,499 plus on-road costs. A big new 10.2-inch display will also be offered in the wider range, after it was first introduced with the new Evoque Convertible...


2017 Renault Koleos shows its face, spy shots reveal more
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2017 Renault Koleos shows its face, spy shots reveal more

UPDATE 1: revealing new spy photos have now also surfaced in the Chinese press. This article has been updated to reflect the new information and images. UPDATE 2: Renault has now confirmed the Koleos name will continue with this new-generation SUV.  So much for teasers: the all-new 2017 Renault Koleos has surfaced online today, just hours after the French car maker released a first-look preview video...


2016 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle joins US police fleet
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2016 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle joins US police fleet

Ford has unveiled the latest addition to its range of vehicles on offer to the US police force, in the form of the F-150 Special Service Vehicle package. As well as being on offer to law enforcement, other Government and fleet agencies that require “the toughest, smartest, most capable vehicles for their work”, will also be able to get their hands on the big specialised F-150...


Mitsubishi Motors admits to falsifying fuel use figures
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Mitsubishi Motors admits to falsifying fuel use figures

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has admitted to falsifying fuel use figures for four vehicles sold in the Japanese market. The Japanese brand has confirmed that the "fuel consumption testing data submitted to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)" saw vehicles tested "improperly to present better fuel consumption rates than the actual rates"...


Jaguar F-Type Project 7 arrives in Australia
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Jaguar F-Type Project 7 arrives in Australia

Jaguar fans have been given cause for excitement today, with news that the unique F-Type Project 7 can now be spotted in Australia. Spotting a Project 7 will be a rare event, however, and any chance of buying one is already out the window...


How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
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How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

The perpetual evolution of technology is a runaway train that can't be stopped and car manufacturers are rushing to keep up with the latest developments, as are car buyers. We are constantly inundated with the latest software updates, new apps that purportedly make our lives easier and innovative gadgets that will be replaced by an upgraded model even before we completely understand the original...